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We Need Volunteers!
Join our team of volunteers, and experience the joy of making a difference in the life of a child who needs you!

Ways To Volunteer:

1.     Distribution Center

  • The main way to volunteer is at our Distribution Center. This is where we sort, store, pack and distribute all donations for the children we are serving. We provide each child a Care Kit filled with 2 weeks of clothing, shoes, and toiletries as well as school supplies, stuffed animals, and books.
    • When: Monday-Friday between 9am-3:30pm
      • We typically schedule volunteers/groups in 2-hour time slots (examples: 9-11, 10-12, or 1-3)
      • Please Note: Saturday volunteering is currently unavailable
    • Where: 1850 Truxtun Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (located on the old navy base)
    • Requirements: Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and if between the ages of 12-14 must be accompanied by a guardian/chaperone

2.     Neighborhood Captains

    • Become a Neighborhood Captain in your community! As a NC, you are an ambassador for LOR in your local community. You will help spread the word of our mission and are also a drop-off location for your neighbors. We ask that the NC be willing to collect any donations from their neighbors and bring it to our distribution center in North Charleston.
    • Check out a current list of our Neighborhood Captains here.

3.   Fundraising/Donation Drives 

    • Great for all ages! Get creative and conduct your own fundraising/donation drive to benefit LOR! You can raise funds or collect high need items for a certain period of time, then drop them off right at our distribution center. We will give you a tour and show you firsthand the importance of what we do here as well as how each donation we collect goes directly to a child in need!
    • Check out the ways you and/or your group can help support LOR with our Giving Guide For Groups
    • Become part of LOR’s Birthday Club today!

4.     Children’s Events

    • We have several events a year where we have an AMAZING time with children we are serving through LOR. Below you will find Saturday events that we need YOUR HELP at!

 Beach Day:

      • When: August 17, 2019
      • Where: Folly Beach
      • What: Foster families and group homes will come to our reserved beach house and our volunteers will help with the set up and break down of the event as well as hang out with kids (swimming, playing games, building sandcastles, etc.).

Make A Child Happy Day:

      • When: TBD (November 2019)
      • Where: Lowcountry Orphan Relief
      • What: Foster families and group homes will come and enjoy a fall festival with hay rides, horse rides, games, arts & crafts, face painting, bouncy houses, DJ, balloon artist, and more! Volunteers will help set up, run, and break down the event as well as buddy up with the kids this day!
    • Requirements: For all children’s events, volunteers need to be 18 years of age order and must have a SLED  background check cleared before participating in any of LOR’s children’s events.

5.   Annual Gala

    • LOR hosts a very upscale gala annually; our largest fundraising event of the year! There will be several raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction at this event along with dinner, cocktails, and a live band! Volunteers are needed to help make the event run smoothly and make our guests feel welcomed! We also need volunteers to help with collecting live & silent auction items prior to the day of event.
      • WhenSeptember 13, 2019
      • Where: Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
      • Requirements: Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

 

Please email our Program Director, Christina Lope at Christina@lorkids.org to get connected in any of these areas!

“We cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to be a part of your incredible organization for a day. We wish you much continued success and hope the communities realize what a valuable service you provide. We wish we lived closer so we could volunteer on a regular basis! Keep up the great work! All the best!” ~Tara Elmore

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